Leo Foundation has been accepted as a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN NL). This brings the total of Dutch member organisation to 36. Leo Foundation aims to protect large carnivores such as lions, leopards, hyena’s, tigers and African wild dogs.
We can greatly benefit from the knowledge of the IUCN-network, says Leo-chairman Hans de Iongh; members of the Leo Foundation are already actively involved in the activities of the Species Survival Committee, Cat and Canid Specialist Group, Conservation Genetics Specialist Group, and the African Lion Working Group.
IUCN NL offers a platform for Dutch IUCN-member organisations that range from nature and environmental organisations and scientific institutions to the Dutch government. Coenraad Krijger, director of IUCN NL: “Thanks to their field projects in several African countries, Leo Foundation brings in practical experience. But at the same time, because of their affiliation with research group of Leiden University, they also have important scientific knowledge to share. I look forward to many interesting exchanges within our member base.”